Remember how much fun the annual Scholastic Book Fair was when you were a child? Do you recall that simple pleasure of heading down to the library with your classmates to pick up the latest volume of “Goosebumps”, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” or “Captain Underpants”? When I was a child I saved up my pocket money to buy the exact sort of book I’m reviewing today, “True Paranormal (book 3)” by Max Mason Hunter. This book contains several stories of true hauntings as well as the historical recollections that surround these spectral events.
My favorite story involves a prisoner attacking a guard and making an escape. He’s on the lam for a few hours but then he runs into the guard out on the road. The guard brings him back to jail and it’s only after the prisoner returns to his cell that he realizes he killed the guard in his attack and that it was the Ghost of the guard who brought him back to justice.
This book doesn’t contain a bunch of foul language, sex, over-the-top gore or excessive violence so it’s perfect for younger audiences, although adults may find its short length disappointing. There are a great many grammatical errors in the book as well but that’s not surprising because this is an ebook that was later turned into a paperback.
Overall I would say this is a great book for children,who are into the occult, adults looking for a light read to pass the time during the morning commute or for anyone seeking out fresh ghost stories to tell around the fire.- Zwahk